San Diego's iconic alternative radio station 91X announced today details for the station's annual Wrex the Halls concerts. The event will span two nights: Saturday, Dec. 10, and Sunday, Dec. 11, at Valley View Casino Center.
Saturday night, 91X presents Beck, Band of Horses, Local Natives, Glass Animals, and Bishop Briggs. On Sunday, 91X presents two of San Diego's breakout bands, local punk legends Blink-182 and Pierce the Veil, plus Jimmy Eat World, Kaleo, and an opening spot for a local band to be determined by means of a competition hosted by the station.
Tickets for both concerts go on-sale this Friday at 10 a.m. An Internet pre-sale on Wednesday will give 91X listeners the first chance to purchase tickets.
"These concerts are over 20 years in the making," said 91X Program Director Mike Halloran. "91X played Beck first in 1994, when a former phone op sent us a white label 12" titled 'Loser.' Less than a year later, our local program 91X Loudspeaker first aired 'Carousel,' off a cassette made by some kids in Poway calling themselves 'Blink.' Here we are, after two decades and millions of records sold, those artists are now headlining our holiday concerts. We are beyond elated."
Garett Michaels, Director of Rock for SDLocal, said "At 91X we're proud to be the leader when it comes to new music discovery and supporting local. This year's edition of Wrex The Halls certainly reinforces that. We're honored to present two diverse nights that show the musical breadth and heritage of 91X."